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Finding Aid of the Anne Roller Issler papers

Finding aid prepared by Rebecca Hirsch, 2010

The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historic Publications and Records Commission.

Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Issler, Anne Roller, b. 1892
Anne Roller Issler papers
Collection no.
0.3 Linear feet, 1 box
Textual materials [Box]
This collection contains typescripts for Anne Roller Issler’s work on Robert Louis Stevenson’s time spent in San Francisco between December 1879 and May 1880. The work, Happier for His Presence: San Francisco and Robert Louis Stevenson, was published by Stanford University Press in 1949.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Anne Roller Issler papers, Collection no. 0068, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

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Biographical Note

Anne Roller Issler (1892-1975) was considered an expert on Robert Louis Stevenson's California period. She wrote Happier for His Presence about the five months Robert Louis Stevenson spent in San Francisco between Christmas 1879 and May 1880. She served as curator at the Cuyamaca State Park Museum, the Vallejo Home in Sonoma, the Old Courthouse in Shasta, and the Robert Louis Stevenson House in Monterey.

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Scope and Content

This collection contains a draft and final typescript of Happier for His Presence: San Francisco and Robert Louis Stevenson (Stanford University Press, 1949).

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Conditions Governing Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection contains published materials; researchers are reminded of the copyright restrictions imposed by publishers on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Typescripts

Personal Name(s)

  • Issler, Anne Roller, b. 1892 -- Archives
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894


  • Authors, American--20th century--Archival resources

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